2012 Suzuki RM-Z450

2012 Suzuki RM-Z450
MSRP $8,399

When you get the open class Suzuki RM-Z450 you are in contention to dominate. It comes with quick-response brakes and precision handling to help you get to the podium. The RM-Z450 meets a stricter AMA noise limit (94db) while keeping smooth engine output while a 12-hole fuel injector delivers a fine fuel/air mist for efficient operation.

2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride

With two AMA Championships in 2011, Suzuki has elected to not revise the RM-Z450 for 2012. Find out what we thought about the 2012 RM-Z in this first ride.

Engine Type4-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC
Engine Displacement449cc
Bore Stroke96.0 mm x 62.1 mm
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Fuel SystemSuzuki fuel injection
IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
Starting SystemKick Start
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Final DriveChain, DID520MXV4, 114 links
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height37.6 in.
Wheelbase58.9 in.
Front SuspensionTelescopic inverted, coil spring, oil damped
Rear SuspensionSwingarm, link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front BrakeDisc brake
Rear BrakeDisc brake
Front Tire80/100-21
Rear Tire110/90-19
Fuel Capacity1.6 gal.
Dry Weight249 lbs. (Wet)

Yoshimura Suzuki racer Blake Baggett is the top rookie in the AMA MX.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Baggett Top Rookie in AMA MX

Yoshimura Suzuki racer Blake Baggett is the top rookie in the AMA MX.

Ride Engineering 2015 RM-Z450 Project

Ride Engineering’s 2015 RM-Z450 Project Bike

Ride Engineering has put together this video to show the upgrades it made to the 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450.